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. republican senator lindsey graham has revealed he says the death toll in u.s. drone war overseas. at a speech in south carolina wednesday night, he said -- his comments mark the first time a u.s. official has offered a figure for those killed in nearly a decade of u.s. drone strikes abroad. the 4700 figure matches the high end of an estimate by the bureau of investigative journalism, which extensively has covered the strikes. the news comes as the obama administration continues to stonewall members of congress on fully releasing the justice department memos explaining the legal rationale for targeted killings overseas. the white house agreed to a least partially disclose the memos earlier this month after a senate uproar amid the conformation hearings for cia nominee john brennan. but the new york times reports the administration has adopted a strategy of continuing to deny senators full access while simultaneously negotiating with republicans to reveal more information on the deadly u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the strategy appears focused on ensuring the white house has enough votes f
to the streets across the country. bahrain is home to the u.s. navy's fifth fleet and a close u.s. ally in the region. we'll have more on the protests later in the broadcast. in the united states, nearly 50 people were arrested wednesday in front of the white house calling on president obama to reject the keystone xl pipeline. the pipeline would deliver tar sands oil from canada to refineries in texas. but critics who've joined a mounting campaign of civil disobedience say it will bring climate disaster. on tuesday, a group of protesters including leading scientists, activists and celebrities sat down and refused to move. some zip-tied themselves to a fence. those arrested included environmentalist bill mckibben, actress daryl hannah, and nasa climate scientist james hansen and former chair of the naacp julian bond. the protest was a landmark for the sierra club environmental group after its board endorsed an act of civil disobedience for the first time in its 120-year history. director michael brune was among those arrested. >> so we know we cannot win on climate change if we continue
. six weeks later, the u.s. attack. the wmd's were never found. today we'll speak with media analyst norman solomon and colorado lawrence wilkerson, "with liberty and justice for some: how the law is used to destroy equality and protect the powerful." 's former chief of staff. >> i have admitted to this a number of times publicly and privately, was the person who put together colin powell's presentation on february, five, 2003. probably the biggest mistake of my life. >> u.s. lawmakers are threatening to cut funding to brooklyn college, this will host a forum to mourn at about the palestinian led campaign to boycott and divest from israel. >> extreme radicals, as i said, basically what the state of israel to disappear from the face of the earth. i have a problem with that. they are sponsoring this event. they're supporting ms. event. that is the issue. that is absolutely outrageous. >> we will be joined by one of the speakers at the brooklyn college event, omar barghouti. also, glenn greenwald. another campaign, this went over climate change. students at over 200 campuses are pushing
address, john allen said the u.s. is winning the war in afghanistan. >> afghan forces defending afghan people and enabling the governments of this country to serve its citizens, this is victory. this is what winning looks like. we should not shrink from using these words. i've lived afghanistan will never again be a safe haven to terrorists -- i believe afghanistan will never again be a safe haven to terrorists and the scourge of the plague of the world. >> the obama administration plans to nominate alan to serve as the next supreme allied commander after he was cleared of misconduct in the scandal of the ousted david petraeus. israeli forces have dismantled a number -- another palestinian encampment challenging the settlement growth in the west bank. activists erected tents near have been saturday in a bid to protect their town. there were forcibly -- they were forcibly arrested. bahrain's government holding reconciliation talks about opposition parties for the first time in over a year. the negotiations last broke down in july 2011 after opposition groups accused the u.s.-backed mona
against u.s. special operations forces that prompted afghan president karzai to order the removal from wardak province. afghan officials said they have received complaints for the past three months that u.s. forces have arrested nine people who have since disappeared. one afghan villagers said her son was taken away and later found dead. >> my son was taken in his body was dropped under a bridge in the river. one of his fingers was cut off. he was beaten very badly. his body was stolen from torture and his throat was slit. why is the government not listening to our voices? why are they not stopping americans from doing such things? while i wanted to stand to talk with the americans, they pulled me back and hit me in the chest with the but of a gun. i still feel pain here since i have been beaten. you can still see the marks on my chest. >> the afghan government is expected to form a commission of inquiry with the u.s.-led nato occupation force to investigate the allegations. on monday, a nato spokesperson said no evidence of wrongdoing has emerged so far. >> between all allegations of
on the group's role in the case. and we're joined by antony loewenstein, joining us from sydney, australia via videostream, an independent journalist and author, co- founder of independent australian jewish voices. let's begin with you. if you could start off by just lying out what this case is all about, who this man was. >> in short, this man's identity was not known until last week. we knew the case a few years ago when it was reported the man had committed suicide in the israeli jail and nothing else. last week on television the story was broken. what has essentially come out in the last week has been a litany of information which really goes to the heart of what regularly happens between australia and israel. on the one hand, what happened to ben zygier is unique. not that many austrian-israelis died in prison, that is true. but the facilitation by the establishment in the australian intelligence services of young jews here israel to live -- [indiscernible] it does not get talked about. the press does not examine it that often, but it is not unusual. because the heart in some ways what it
establishing an important precedent, an important step in itself. it will allow us to supply a greater range of equipment to help protect civilian life in syria, and will enable us to give assistance and advice we had been restricted in giving before. >> the new york times is reporting the obama administration may revisit the possibility of arming syrian rebels after obama initially rejected the idea last fall. syrian refugees fleeing conflict are continuing to flood into neighboring countries at a rate of thousands per day. a jordanian border official said monday nearly 90,000 syrians have crossed into jordan since the beginning of the year. one of those refugees decried the conditions in her home country. >> our homes are all destroyed. we have nothing. if bashar al-assad once our country, let him have it. we came here after running between homes, trying to avoid the fire that rained down on us. if it were not for the free syrian army protecting us, we would have died. god help us. >> in the u.s., georgia is set to put a man did that tonight despite consensus among medical specialists is m
. in a statement, karzai accused u.s. special forces of "harassing, annoying, torturing and even murdering innocent people." karzai aides say the allegations pertains to afghan forces operating under u.s. command. the ban will take effect in two weeks. the move comes days after nato members wrapped up a key summit on the future of the occupation of afghanistan after 2014. defense secretary leon panetta denied claims the u.s. plans to keep 8000-12,000 troops in afghanistan after its formal withdrawal 2014. panetta said this figures would comprise the total nato force, not just u.s. contingent. >> we want to be able to have the flexibility to look at a range of options that we ought to have for our enduring presence, but i want to make very clear that the range of options we were discussing was with regards to the nato force. the nato force consists of both the u.s. presence plus nato contributions. >> the obama administration has increased u.s. military deployment in the african country of niger to at least 100 soldiers. obama told congress on friday the troops would be deployed under a mission of i
. >> president obama uses his state of the union to urge congress to tackle gun-control. he will speak to kathy, and, in chicago professor and organizer organized a petition of hadiya pendleton. we will also speak to obama's climate change policies. >> i can announce over the next year another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue. by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> while obama says the war will be over next year, the pentagon says the troops will remain until the 2024. we will speak to activist kathy kelly. and we will speak to aura bogado about what he did not say about immigration. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama gave further details on his second term agenda tuesday night with the annual state of the union address. on the environment, obama called on lawmakers to take action against global warming with a number of victims of gun violence in attendance, obama also urged congress to vote on new gun control measures, including background checks and ba
as a society if we do nothing. i can predict what will be written of us 20, 30 years from now if we don't act. when i think about all of the courage to have shown, it is not too much as the political establishment in this country, democrats and republicans, state legislators, governors, to show some political courage, too. >> india has suffered its worst bombing after a series of blasts killed 16 people. the bombs were detonated close together in a crowded shopping area. dozens of people were wounded. officials there are reportedly probing whether a militant group is behind the attack. the government's recent execution of it and islamist militant is seen as a possible motive. the syrian capital of damascus has seen one of its bloodiest days in nearly two years of fighting between government forces and rebels seeking the ouster of president bashar al- assad. the death toll from a series of bomb blasts in the city thursday as risen to a least 83 people, most of them civilians. the syrian observatory for human rights said more than 60 of the victims died in a blast that apparently targeted the r
to understand that the urgency of our path is so here with us in the present -- past is still here with us in the present critic rex he spoke with us after was announced franklyn burke would not the boss frank lautenberg would not seek reelection. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. tens of thousands rallied on washington's national mall sunday for what organizers dubbed the largest climate rally in u.s. history. the "forward on climate" event urged the president to reject the keystone pipeline and commit the u.s. to binding limits on emissions of greenhouse gases. indigenous leaders chief jacqueline thomas and casey camp spoke. >> it puts at risk my neighbors to the east of me that live at the tarzans. the government does not recognize these people, and these people have been dying a mysterious cancers, their water is polluted, their animals are sick, and mother earth is sick. >> we're here to make a difference. we're here to be in solidarity with all of us to understand that we have a very slim opportunity t
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